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Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Officer earns an average salary of $44,773 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Media / Public Relations is associated with high pay for this job.
Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary (?
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$29,090 - $104,879
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,773
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Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary (?
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$12.12 - $56.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,090 - $104,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,140 - $107,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $56.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,140 - $107,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.
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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks
  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 33%
National Average
$45,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%